Second Saturday

Melanie Cox

There are a lot of misconceptions about the divorce process and how the law works in North Carolina. We decided to become Second Saturday Leaders to help educate women not only about their legal rights but the steps they need to take to protect themselves and their families financially, emotionally and legally. Divorce is never …

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Leader Huddle

Type: Informal Discussion Forum Audio: Runtime: 00:29:04 Topics Covered: Local promotion, including DivorceCare, Meetup, Nextdoor, Facebook, posting flyers on real-world bulletin boards, and a bit of conversation about compliance for financial professionals. NOTE: Approximately 1 minute is missing from the start of this recording. As the recording begins, DivorceCare is being discussed.

Donna Cates

Years ago as I was marketing my CDFA® skills to family law attorneys, I started getting referrals from these attorneys but post-divorce. I discovered that many women were making poor choices regarding their settlement options and I thought I could have helped educate both them and their attorneys prior to signing agreements. In 2008, I …

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Walid Abdul-Jawad

I knew I wanted to be Second Saturday leader the moment I heard about the local workshop. Only a month or two prior to learning of it, I’ve approached fellow mediators to put together a similar workshop. The proposed workshop aimed to educate attendees about the mediation option for them to reach a workable, fair …

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Jill Williams

Some of the most meaningful work that Jill does is helping women navigate the overwhelming process of divorce. Being a Second Saturday Leader enables her to offer a safe and supportive environment in which participants can learn how to advocate for themselves throughout the process. Jill’s own experience with divorce is what has led her …

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Dana Wilson

I’m a big believer in the premise that when something is needed the answer appears. In my life, I have had the joy of experiencing that “mystery” again and again. Divorce, I can say from my own personal experience, is like a club in which no one is glad they became a member.  I recently …

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Richard Coles

I’ve worked as a Certified Financial Planner for over 30 years in England and the US, helping my clients to achieve their hopes and dreams. During that time, I’ve seen how divorce can disrupt couples’ plans for their shared future and potentially dash hopes of financial security. Therefore, in 2009, I became a Certified Divorce …

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Scott Small

As a Second Saturday Leader, my mission is to help guide those down a path I’ve already traveled – with the goal of trading fear and anxiety with knowledge, education, and understanding. Millions have gone before us, and millions more will follow. I wish I knew then what I know now and providing this information …

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Julie Johnson

I have always had a penchant for finances, starting with money-handling positions in high school, college and a family business as well as numerous organizations I have belonged to…I have enjoyed “handling the finances” wherever there was a need.  I remember as a little girl being given the “junk” mail by my mother, and immediately …

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She Was Married Less Than a Year and Filed an Uncontested Divorce, So Why Did It Cost Her Over $17,000?

After what she describes as a “whirlwind romance” in a new article on Business Insider, Jorden Barcus married her love. She was 21, just out of college, and had almost nothing to her name other than student debt. Just eight months later, Jorden recognized that passion and romance don’t always make a strong foundation for …

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Michele Laws

I am a Second Saturday leader because I am passionate about educating people that are considering or going through a divorce  — I want them to feel empowered and secure about the divorce process. I have a daughter named Sophia. I enjoy spending time with my family as well as running, painting and new-found enjoyment, …

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Can I Get Social Security Benefits from My Ex-Spouse Even If It’s Not in My Divorce Decree?

QUESTION: I heard that I may be entitled to collect Social Security benefits when I retire based on my ex-husband’s earnings. But I looked at my divorce decree and it doesn’t say anything about it. Did I miss the boat? ANSWER: Here’s some good news about your divorce. If you were married to your ex-spouse …

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Social Security

How to Choose a Divorce Mediator

Divorce mediation is almost always a smart move. It can save you a significant amount of money and time on your divorce in comparison with fighting through the court system. Perhaps even more importantly, divorce mediation allows you to take control and ownership of your divorce negotiation. Even though it may be difficult to spend …

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The Post-Divorce Update List

All Those Pesky Little Updates You Need to Make After Divorce, All in One Place Divorce can be gut-wrenching, heart-breaking, empowering… and full of paperwork. That’s right, separating your life from another person is hard on an emotional level and also just downright frustrating. There’s bank accounts to change, passwords to update, life insurance policies …

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Jennifer Yankowsky

I am a Second Saturday leader because I want to use my personal and professional experience with divorce to help others. The divorce process can be scary and overwhelming. I offer women a safe, encouraging place to educate themselves before entering into this major life event. My hobbies include Zumba, shuttling my 2 sons to …

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Creating a Resource Guide

Creating a Resource Guide Audio: Runtime: 00:11:32 Julie Johnson, our longtime Second Saturday leader in Portland, Oregon, talks about how she created a community resource guide and how it benefits her: Supporting workshop attendees Builds her professional network

Getting Business from Your Second Saturday Workshop

Getting Business from Your Second Saturday Workshop Audio: Runtime: 00:57:08 The featured presenter on this call is Melanie Johnson, our Senior Leader and the Second Saturday Director of Educational Outreach

Creating a Successful Social Media Campaign

Lisa Byrne, our fantastic leader in Minneapolis, MN and Orlando, FL, explains how to turbocharge your social media efforts, with a primary focus on Facebook and Google Adwords.

NOTE: This is a re-recording of an earlier version of this presentation.

Being Social on Facebook and Instagram

Being Social on Facebook and Instagram Second Saturday Senior Leader  Melanie Johnson shares her tips and tricks for using Facebook. Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs tells us why she loves Instagram.

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